LOOK FLOORS NATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE - WELLINGTON, NZ - BONA RESILIENT CARE PROGRAM
It was time to revive the Look Floors National Training Centre in Wellington with the new Bona Resilient Care Program, this job was done with 2 contractors that are Bona Resilient Certified with a total of 16 hours to revive design and paint the LF design in the centre of the floor, using 2 coats of Bona Basalt Grey and custom Red colour to the floors and 2x coats of Bona Pure Matt on top to complete the floor. ( custom make any colour with a lead time )
Location: Look Floors National Training Centre - Wellington / 50sqm
Products: Bona power Remove R / Bona Diamond Sand Paper 120 grit, 150mm / Bona Pure Basalt Grey / Bona Custom Red / 2x Bona Pure Matt
Masking and designing
Finished LF Design and Colour
UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY - THE CORE, CANTERBURY - ARDEX PROJECT
Due to the earthquakes, this University had to comply with the new structural codes, the concrete slab floors had to be lightweight, Ardex K12 & K005 was used with an aggregate of perlite beads, this reduces the weight per cubic meter to the floors.
Location: University of Canterbury
Products: Ardex k12 / Ardex K005
M&M CHOCOLATE STORE - SHANGHAI - BONA RESILIENT CARE PROGRAM
The M&M store in Shanghai was renovated using the Bona Resilient Care Program. This was completed in 2 days with a full clean and powerscrub of the floors and then the Bona Resilient products were applied.
Location: M&M Shanghai Store / 350sqm
Products: Bona Deep Clean, Bona PowerRemove R, Bona Flexisand, Bona Power Scrubber, overcoat Bona Pure Matt
To see the full range: https://www.lookfloors.co.nz/products/category/383/resilient-system
Before the Bona Resilient Care Program - can see all the scratches and marks on the floor that is only 2 years old.
Image 1: Bona Deep Clean was applied and the Bona PowerRemove R with the Bona Flexisand Machine
Image 2: After this, the Bona Power Scrubber was used
Image 3: Ovecoated with the Bona Pure Matt - rolled on
AOTEA CENTRE - AUCKLAND - ARDEX PRODUCTS
Auckland Aotea Centre is undergoing major transformations giving the building a new edgy look inside and out. Ardex was a specified brand with the trusted products to use on the floors in the foyers of this centre.
Ardex AF 2365 universal adhesive was applied to the floor in the foyer for its hard-wearing properties as well using a product that is solvent-free and easy to apply with the Axminster carpet. With the quick-drying properties, this works well for a busy iconic centre which caters for heavy foot traffic every day.
Contractor: Flooring Junction
Location: Auckland Aotea Centre Foyer
Products: Ardex AF 2365 Universal Adhesive - https://www.lookfloors.co.nz/products/search?phrase=2365
ZAMBESI STORE - PARNELL - BONA PRODUCTS
This Zambezi New Zealand fashion store in Parnell was wanting to keep the unique signature fashion style running through the store with its timeless look and feel. To achieve the look and feel they desired, Floorex used our Bona Drifast graphite stain. It has given the wooden floor a rich dark tone ambience which compliments the overall style of the Parnell Zambesi store.
Starting off with a freshly laid Rustic European solid oak floor installed by Floorex, the timber was water popped. This enhanced the grains of the wood to achieve the dark rich tones you see in the results which were chosen by Zambesi. Floorex used the Bona Traffic HD Extra Mat with three coats to protect the everyday wear and tear of the busy floors and retain the integrity of the timber.
Contractor: Floorex - Timber Floor Experts - Lincoln Person
Location: Zambesi Parnell, Auckland Retail Store
Products: Bona Traffic HD Extra Mat + Bona Drifast Stain Graphite
RODD & GUNN QUEENSTOWN - BONA PRODUCTS
Rodd & Gunn Queenstown underwent a stylish revamp and is looking at the epitome of sophistication and style. Luxury wide plank Manor Atelier French Oak flooring was supplied by Forte
Flooring. This was finished on-site by Wanaka Wood Floors using the Bona Naturale system. The Bona range of Polyurethanes provide exceptional wear characteristics for commercial situations, is quick-drying and environmentally friendly. Rodd & Gunn have chosen Naturale to provide the look and feel of pure wood while still providing durability for years to come.
A full range of Bona cleaning products for both commercial and residential is also available to keep timber floors looking their best.
Contractor: Forte Flooring - Queenstown + Wanaka Wood Floors
Location: Rodd & Gunn Queenstown
Products: Timber- French Oak + Bona Naturale
WANAKA HOME - BONA PRODUCTS
A steep and challenging site overlooking the pristine shores of Lake Wanaka. The brief for design and layout evolved from a repeated phrase from the client...."don't let the house get in the way of the view, it's all about the view."
A long wall of stacked stone, inside and outside, is the spine of the house that divides the service and entry side of the house that faces the street, from the private and glassy side of the house that faces the lake. The goal was to get as many rooms as possible to have a lake view, not only straight on views but views through corners too. Some rooms look through each other to capture more panorama.
Wanaka has stunning architecture, this home was designed by Eliska Lewis Architect’s and contracted with Wanaka wood floors and supplied by Timber Floors using Bona Hard Wax Oil Silk/Matt in the bedrooms and office.
Main Contractor: Plimmer Building Contractors Ltd, Wanaka
Installer: Wanaka Wood Floors
Location: Wanaka Residential house
Products: Bona Hard Wax Oil Silk/Matt - https://www.lookfloors.co.nz/products/search?phrase=hard%20wax%20oil
Structural Engineers: Batchelar McDougall Consulting, Wanaka
KARAKA CAR MUSEUM - KLB EP740E AND EP700E
EP740E is a 2 part, water emulsified, pigmented epoxy resin that is applied with a roller onto concrete substrates. EP740E provides a tough and abrasion-resistant film which has good resistance to dilute acids and alkalis as well as motor and fuel oils.
EP700E is a 2 part clear epoxy resin emulsion which is available in both a Matt and Semi-Gloss sheen level. EP700E hardens through evaporation and chemical cross-linking to give a resistant, robust film with good adhesion to the subfloor. EP700E has a good coverage rate of up to 100m2 per 10kg kit (per coat), making it an economical choice when sealing a concrete floor.
Location: Karaka Car Museum
Product: KLB EP740E + EP700E
AUCKLAND ART GALLERY - BONA PRODUCTS
Location: Auckland Art Gallery
Installer: Just Hardwood Floors
Products: Bona Prime Intense + Traffic Matt
Timber: American oak tongue & Groove
RANGIORA CAFE - KLB EP705E CLEAR EPOXY COATING
EP705E is a 2-component epoxy resin emulsion. It is used as a top-coat seal. It produces a uniform, Matt or Semi-Gloss finish that gives the coating a consistent appearance.
The existing concrete floor of this Rangiora cafe was ground back and patch repaired in some places to make the substrate level and uniform.
Two coats of EP705E Semi-Gloss were then roll applied. The EP705E coating is cost-effective, highly durable, easy to clean and produces an attractive finish
Location: Rangiora Cafe
Products : KLB EP705E Semi-Gloss - 2x coats - https://www.lookfloors.co.nz/products/search?phrase=705e
RESIDENTIAL GARAGE - KLB EP740E COLOURED EPOXY COATING SYSTEM
EP740E is ideal as a coloured epoxy for garage floors, retail shops and warehouses. It has excellent adhesion to a wide range of substrates. This product is easy to apply and has a high coverage rate.
The residential garage application shows EP740E Light Grey 7035 used to create a clean and uniform finish on the floor. A final coat of EP705E was also applied for ease of cleaning and improved wear protection.
Products: KLB 2 coats EP705E + 1 coat EP705E Semi Gloss - https://www.lookfloors.co.nz/products/search?phrase=705e
ARROW TOWN HOME - BONA PRODUCTS
The Client didn't want to paint their floors, so opted for the Bona nauturale and base to be placed on the floors. This floor is easy to maintain and clean.
Location: Arrowtown Residential Home, Otago
Contractor: Glen Roberts + Peak Floors Trades
Products: Bona Naturale
NEW PLYMOUTH HOME - ARDEX K80 PRODUCT
This stunning New Plymouth waterfront residence was rebuilt into a modern 3 storey home.
The floor was very uneven, therefore the levelling compound Ardex K80 was applied along with washed aggregate. Once the K80 was dry the floor was ground and sealed with Klb 700E silk matt clear epoxy coating.
The owners loved the exposed concrete look.
K80 is an Ardurapid levelling compound designed to provide a finished wear surface with exceptional hardness. Brilliant for residential or commercial this floor is resistant to forklifts, trolleys and vehicles making Ardex K80 suitable in industrial, warehouses and garage applications.
Location: New Plymouth Residential Home
Installer: Geoff Fraser, Fraser Floorsanding
Product: Ardex K80 with washed aggregate - https://www.lookfloors.co.nz/product/448/ardex-k80-industrial-levelling-compound-20-kg
RESIDENTIAL HOUSE - AUCKLAND - BONA PRODUCTS
Bona Drifast Stains are available in a wide range of colours. These can be mixed to achieve endless colour options, enabling you to find the perfect match for your floor.
This Auckland home has been stained with Bona Drifast Stain White to impart a beachy feel. It has then been coated with three coats of Traffic, giving a very hard wearing and durable finish.
Location: Auckland Residential Home
Installer: Just Hardwood Floors
Product: Bona Drifast Stain - White - https://www.lookfloors.co.nz/products/category/253/drifast-stains
TAWA COLLEGE - WELLINGTON - BONA PRODUCTS
When a sprinkler was set off accidentally in a recreation centre at Wellington’s Tawa College, the building flooded and had to be rebuilt. When it came to the timber flooring, finish and longevity were important because of its high use this is where we recommended using Bona to our client. Action Floors within one day had sanded, applied a Bona Prime Intense and first topcoat the next day the line marking was done and on day 3 the last 2 coats were applied ( Bona traffic HD), returning the hall to its former glory. “With the latest technology, this is now a possibility. What can be achieved is just extraordinary with the quick-dry technology that we have on hand".
Bona natural polyurethane products are available for uses ranging from residential through to high-use public buildings.
Location: Tawa College, Wellington
Installer: Action Floors
Products: Bona Prime Intense + Bona Traffic HD
NEW ZEALAND HOT HOUSES - ARDEX K10 & A25 PRODUCTS
New Zealand Hot Houses had to remove concrete aprons every 3-5 years because of mechanical forces applied to the concrete from heavy machinery used in the tomato growing process.
K10 combined with A25 provided a durable, long-lasting floor and was able to withstand the tensile bonding strengths applied to it from the operational factors.
The floor was then sealed with EP 705E giving them a higher chemical resistance.
Contractor: Derek French, Flooring Wholesale Ltd + Phil Whitting, Floorspec NZ
Products: Ardex K10 & Ardex A25 + KLB Ep 705E
ROTORUA MUSEUM - BONA PRODUCTS
The Rotorua Museum of Art History is located at the historic “Great South Sea Spa”, more simply known as the “Bath House”. Opened in 1908 it was the first major investment made by the government in tourism.
Thousands of people would flock to receive “the cure” from the thermal waters. By the 1960s popularity had waned and in 1966 all treatments ceased at this building. The Rotorua Museum officially opened in 1969 in one wing of the building and the Art Gallery in another wing 11 years later. Now protected under the Historic Places Trust, the Rotorua Museum of Art History is still a very popular tourist destination attracting visitors from all over the world.
Location: Rotorua Museum
Contractor: Active Floor-sanding
Surface area: 224m2
Product: Bona Traffic - https://www.lookfloors.co.nz/products/category/250/bona-traffic
LEN LYE CENTRE - NEW PLYMOUTH - ARDEX PRODUCTS
Ardex A46 & K80 Applied to the floor.
Location: New Plymouth - Len lye Centre
Products: Ardex A46 & K80
AUCKLAND TOWN HALL - BONA PRODUCTS
Auckland Town Hall was looking pretty shabby on the floors when it came time to recoat the floors, they were sanded back due to an old oil-based coating on the floors. Then recoated with 1x coat of Bona Prime Intense and 2x coats of Bona Traffic HD Silk Matt. This job was done by Strategic Flooring and they work on a lot of Halls and Sports facilities around Auckland. This job required a product that was hard-wearing due to the foot traffic at this venue.
Location: Auckland Town Hall
Installer: Strategic Flooring
Products: Bona Prime Intense + Bona traffic HD Silk Matt
SKYCITY BOWLING - HAMILTON - BONA PRODUCTS
This job was done using a dustless vacuum cleaning system. It wasn’t possible for Sky City to shut the bowling venue so two lanes were done at a time while the remaining lanes were still in use with only a 2-day window for each lanes. 1 coat of prime intense was used and followed by 3 coats of Traffic HD, a 2-part waterborne polyurethane. The final coat was applied on Sunday at 11 pm and the first ball was bowled at 11 am Monday morning. Two years the bowling alley shows no visible signs of deterioration. Bona was chosen due to its low VOC and superior wear resistance.
Location: Hamilton Skycity
Products: Bona Prime Intense + 2-part waterborne polyurethane + Bona Traffic HD - 3 coats
COMMUNITY CENTRE - STINGRAY PATTERN - KLB PRODUCTS
This community centre based in the Far North Kaitaia was completed.
Two coats of the KLB EP705E Semi-gloss was installed with the second coat having a blue pigment added to it, The giant stingray design was then spray-painted onto the floor with a final coat of EP705E to seal the design.
EP750E was chosen because of the clarity it provides keeping colours fresh and vibrant.
Look Floors have also specified a supporting cleaning system which will enhance the durability and longevity of the floor.
Location: Kaitaia - Community Centre
Contractor: B&G Flooring
Product: KLB EP705E Semi Gloss 3 coats
ST HELIERS RESTAURANT - COLOURED CEMENT - ARDEX PRODUCTS
When the owners of Auckland’s Level One bar and eatery laid a new floor, they wanted a coloured material that would wear well and could have a pattern incorporated into it.
The self-levelling compound Ardex K15 was used. Through the addition of pigment and other additives, the surface colour could be customised.
As the floor is flat and smooth, it is easy to change an image once the current floor has served its purpose. A new floor can simply be laid straight over the top of the existing one.
Location: St Heliers Restaurant, Auckland
Contractor: Marcus Kearns, Flooring Wholesale Ltd
Product: Ardex K15 coloured additives - https://www.lookfloors.co.nz/product/452/ardex-k15-microtec-self-levelling-and-self-smoothing-compound-20-kg
DEVONPORT HOME - BONA PRODUCTS
Bona Drifast Stains are available in a wide range of colours. These can be mixed together to achieve endless colour options. Enabling you to find the perfect match for your floor.
This beautiful location in Devonport, Auckland has been stained with a blend of colours to achieve this intense stained look. It has then been coated with one coat of Prime Intense and three coats of Traffic giving a very hard wearing and durable finish.
Location: Devonport Residential Home, Auckland
Contractor: Just Hardwood Floors
Timber: American Oak
Products: Bona Prime Intense + Bona Drifast stain + Bona Traffic Matt
Bona Traffic + Prime Natural used on these floors - to bring them back to life.
Location: Auckland Residential Home
Products: Bona Prime Natural + Bona Traffic
FACTORY FLOOR - KLB + ARDEX PRODUCTS
This factory floor had oil and grease contamination. A KLB PS 22 biodegradable de-greaser was used first. The PS 22 removed a high percentage of the oil and grease which avoided adhesion failure.
Following this process, the floor was then coated with Ardex WPM 163. WPM 163 was used as a streak-free wearable concrete sealer. It is an economical, easy to apply, clear water-based penetrative sealer for internal and external concrete surfaces.
Typical uses include Incontinence barrier for concrete floors, dust suppressant, water inhibitor, breathable sealer for concrete, brick, stone, slate and masonry.
Products: KLB PS 22 Degreaser + Ardex WPM 163
ARDEX K301 QUICK DRYING OUTDOOR LEVELLING COMPOUND
Ardex K301 is a quick-drying outdoor levelling compound for repairing and re-surfacing internal and external sand/cement screeds.
Ardex K301 can also be used as a wear surface in domestic garages, workshops, storage areas, light commercial areas, balconies, courtyards and footpaths.
K301 can be applied to dry or moist concrete substrates provided they are set and hardened.
Product: Ardex K301 - https://www.lookfloors.co.nz/product/453/ardex-k301-20-kg-external
HONEY CENTRE - WARTHWORTH - KLB PRODUCTS
The Honey Centre has had to replace its concrete floor 3 times in recent years due to chemical attack from the honey, and the cleaning method being a hot steam blast. Severe concrete degradation was occurring.
Re-coating causes a big inconvenience to honey production as well as being a regular and costly process.
Look Floors were able to provide a durable, permanent coating system without the requirement to remove the concrete slab.
The KLB PU Concrete System was chosen because it could provide the required chemical resistance, it mechanically hardened in 24 hours and the chemical resistance took 48 hours. The concrete has a temperature resistance of up to 90°C, which enabled their cleaning regime to be used without adversely affecting the coating system.
Contractor: Derek French - Look Floors, Karl Cottingham - Evolution Floors Ltd
Products: KLB P.U. Concrete 4050 - 1 coat + 6mm of KLB P.U. Concrete 4006 - colour yell
Ardex K20 sand was applied for slip resistance - https://www.lookfloors.co.nz/product/1162/k20-white-quartz-sand-20-kg-bag
KLB P.U. Concrete 4080 pigmented sealer + 60 metres of 120mm coving + Completed with KLB P.U. Concrete 4012